Weekly Workout Recap: The Week Where My Knee Hurt

Whoa, did anyone else feel like this week flew by? And I bet even though this is a 3-day work week (Don’t you just love those?!), this week will draggg…

Anywho, here is what I did last week:

Monday Bar Method – Level 1 – Not going to lie, after taking 3 days off while off enjoying NYC, I was kind of nervous what my first day back was going to be like…but it wasn’t that bad. Plus, we did this new (at least, to me) move in thigh (feet in second position and both feet on releve), and honestly, my legs have never shook as much as they did. I’m talking massive shakes. Embrace the shake?

Tuesday – Bar Method – Mixed Class – This class was interesting. It was taught half by Lauren, and half by Ariana, a teacher in training. Stupidly, I had a glimmer of hope that since Ariana was a teacher in training, she’d go easy on us. Nope. Not at all. In fact, I think she did an extra long set of thighs. Curse her, I say! But I guess, she’ll make a good teacher after all!

Wednesday – Bar Method – Mixed Class

Thursday – Bar Method – Mixed Class – During Thursday class’ set of Waterski (and past classes where we did standing seat), I noticed my right knee had been pulling in an uncomfortable way, and that no matter the modification, it did not feel right. I did as many reps as I could that I thought felt okay…but sadly it wasn’t many.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday – On Friday, I decided to take a break when my knee actually started to hurt randomly when I went up/down stairs (which I find to be weird, because most people/articles say that Bar Method is supposed to strengthen your knees). Eek.  Saturday and Sunday were break days too since I wanted to give the knee as much rest as possible, plus the boy’s parents were in town/we had so many errands to run. And although, I don’t think my knee is 100% better, the first thing I’m going to do when I go to Bar Method on Monday is ask what I can do about my knee pain…because I never thought I’d say it, but I miss Bar Method. Badly. And I know I should be worried about resting my knee so that I don’t do further damage to it, but I can’t help but be more worried about what not going to bar will do to my body (and mind).

Help – I’m torn (and hopefully I’m not talking about my knee)!

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2 thoughts on “Weekly Workout Recap: The Week Where My Knee Hurt

  1. I have knee issues- two ACOL and meniscus repairs on the left knee- so I will go higher on the toes (releve) and less deep on the knee bend to protect the knees. Also I keep a bit higher on wide second and wait til my knee feels warmed up before going lower. Also I stay on the knees rather than bend back on them to avoid over flexion- talk to the instructor they’ll give you great options- My orthopedic surgeon is amazed how I’ve built up my quads on the left from barre almost the same size as my uninjured right. Keep tuckin!

    • Thank you for the advice Kris! I really appreciate it! I know that Bar Method is actually supposed to be really safe for your knees, but I really think I just tweaked it during standing seat, waterski…basically anything involving seat work that has me bending my knee/pushing it backwards. But I’m even more worried that by not resting it and still going to bar, that I might further injure my knee, which is bumming me out. lol

      What did your doctor say about you going to bar?

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